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Christmas Gifts: Reversible Totes


I have been busy sewing a load of Christmas presents for family. Last week, I made these reversible tote bags. I’ve never made a bag like this before, but I used a free class from Craftsy called Bag Making Basics¬†with Kristin Link to learn how to make these. The class was great and they were fun to make.


The dandelion and chevron fabrics are a nice medium weight twill. I really like these fabrics and they were easy to sew with. The yellow fabric is some quilting cotton. I wanted to use twill for all of it, but I needed yellow and I was having a hard time finding solid yellow twill.


For the lining of the bag with the chevron exterior, I used some fabric I had left over from when we made our curtains and some couch pillows. The quilting cotton and the heavy, polyester curtain fabric were a bad match because the cotton had some give to it but the polyester had no give at all. I had to tuck a little bit of the quilting cotton over because it was impossible to ease it all when I attached the lining and the exterior together. I was sad about the tuck, but at least it’s a small tuck I guess.

I loved making these bags. I am thinking I will make these when I need gifts for a long time to come.